Well, maybe social pressure works after all. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports their local Birther, Joe Montgomery, wants to withdraw his objection to Obama’s candidacy. Here is a few excerpts:
The Manhattan man who posed a formal challenge to President Barack Obama’s place on the Kansas general election ballot Friday requested immediate withdrawal of the appeal due to an avalanche of criticism.
The Kansas Objections Board had taken the complaint filed by Joe Montgomery under advisement on Thursday, pending requests for official copies of Obama’s birth records. The ballot issue was tied to Montgomery’s assertion Obama wasn’t a qualified candidate for president because of his citizenship status and that of his father.
“There has been a great deal of animosity and intimidation directed not only at me, but at people around me,” Montgomery said in the formal withdrawal request to Secretary of State Kris Kobach. “I don’t wish to burden anyone with more of this negative reaction.”
Kobach, Attorney General Derek Schmidt and Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer had planned to convene the state board on Monday to consider new documentary evidence regarding Montgomery’s claim that Obama should be dropped from ballots. Kay Curtis, spokeswoman for the secretary of state, said there was a tentative plan to conduct the meeting Monday. The procedure remains unclear, but it may be necessary for the board to formally accept Montgomery’s decision.
“This is kind of unprecedented,” Curtis said.
Unprecedented? You can certainly say that again. When was the last time a Birther had any consideration for the people who have to listen to his or her incessant, mindless babbling about two citizen parents and pixels??? Never. There were surely some “You’re friggin’ nuts!” type comments in all that animosity and negative reaction he received, and Wonder of Wonders!, Montgomery listened. When has that ever happened in Birtherdom??? Again, never.
Whatever Montgomery has, I hope it is contagious. If it is, I think we all ought to raise enough money to send him on vacation in Laguna Niguel, and hire Princess Miki Booth as his driver.
Note 1. The Image. This is an Aboriginal cave painting from Whitsunday Islands off the east coast of Australlia.